MSI notebook order thread: post your orders here

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Phoenix, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. XiCynx

    XiCynx Notebook Guru

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  2. tyrandrew

    tyrandrew Notebook Enthusiast

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    Order placed with HIDEvolution and is currently in pre-production!

    Would like to thank @Phoenix for pumping out so much valuable knowledge on this forum which made me pull the trigger on this beast. He made a lurker like me decide to make the purchase.

    My experience with HIDEvolution has been nothing short of amazing. Even though I did not have the opportunity to interact with the legendary @Donald@HIDevolution , I had the honor to work with the equally legendary @Ted@HIDevolution . Ted's customer service was insane, he had an hour long call with me to go through each options and answered all my questions with a depth of knowledge I did not expect (I usually do my own research and have had sales reps fail to even answer my questions which is ridiculous).

    I'm quite sure my laptop is in great hands and that HIDEvolution will make sure it runs perfectly before sending it over. I mentioned to Ted that I'm not in a rush to get the laptop if it takes more time to stress time and ensure everything is in perfect order (I've had a bad previous experience with another reseller who I shall not name)

    Looking forward to hopefully receiving this beast before Christmas and would love to hear if anyone has advice on how to make sure I setup the laptop for success once I first receive it.

    Once again thank you @Phoenix and @Ted@HIDevolution , would not be had such a great experience without the both of you.

    MSI GT75VR 7RF TITAN PRO 202

    17.3" Full HD (1920x1080) Anti-Glare Wide View Angle 120Hz~3ms 94% NTSC TN Matte LCD w/ G-Sync Technology
    Display professionally calibrated w/ profile saved to USB drive
    NVIDA Geforce GTX 1080 w/8GB DDR5X
    Overclocked 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core Processor (HIDevolution Overclocked to 4.2GHz, Intel rated 2.9GHz to 3.9GHz), 6MB Smart Cache16GB DDR4/2400MHz
    32GB Dual Channel DDR4/2400MHz (2 x 16GB)
    500GB Samsumg 960 EVO M.2 SATA SSD
    1TB Seagate FireCuda Hard Drive
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on CPU, Gelid GC Extreme on GPU, and Fujipoly Extreme Thermal Pads on heat sensitive surfaces
    Killer™ Wireless-AC N1535 ac/a/g/n 2x2 NGFF - Bluetooth 4.1
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    30 Days Zero Defective Pixel Warranty (perfect panel guarantee)
    Clean Install of Windows 10 including 32GB Clean Install Flash Drive
    Windows 10 Recovery USB Flash Drive
     
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    Awesome man! and very nice laptop. Feel free to tag me again once you get your laptop if you want me to do my magical tweaks:

    1- Uninstallation of all the Windows Store Garbage Apps
    2- Removing all Windows 10 Privacy Invasion stuff like Telemetry, sending your keystrokes to Microsoft, automatically installing suggested apps in the background, allowing Microsoft to conduct experiments on your laptop, disabling automatic driver updates through Windows updates, disabling Windows 10 ads, disabling cortana, etc.
    3- Removal of nVIDIA and Intel Telemetry
    4- Adjusting a lot of options in PC Settings like disabling Windows Tablet Mode (you have a laptop not a tablet), disabling suggestions appearing in the start menu, disabling automatically connecting to Paid WiFi Hotspots, disabling Game DVR which reduced performance in games, and a lot more.
    5- Replacing Cortana with a much better search tool that finds results instantly
    6- Restoring the classic Windows 7 Calculator and Windows Photo Viewer
    7- Restoring the Classic Windows 7 Start Menu
    8- Turning off smart multi-homed DNS name resolution in Windows which may lead to DNS Leakage when using a VPN (must have Windows 10 Pro for disabling it as it can only be disabled via the Group Policy Editor)

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. tyrandrew

    tyrandrew Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Phoenix, will definitely hit you up once I get my laptop! Thanks for the offer!

     
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    tyrandrew Notebook Enthusiast

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    It's been picked up by Fedex shipping! Estimated arrival date is this Friday 11/17. @Phoenix How do I contact you for your magical tweaks?
     
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  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    you cannot contact me. I will PM you
     
  7. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Quoting an old post, but I have to also echo my displeasure for FedEx. I've had ongoing issues with them for years, from missed and late deliveries, to abhorrent customer service that, more than once, has lied straight to my face.

    The most recent snafu came with the return of my 16L13. The day before it was supposed to arrive, there was a notice in the tracking that claimed a "weather delay" in central Illinois. That was a load of you-know-what because there was no severe weather event in the area where the truck allegedly was, at least not severe enough that would have delayed any other package courier from making it through the area. The package finally makes it to the Chicago area on Saturday, so I figure it will be ready to roll on Monday. Didn't happen. It was delayed another 36 hours before finally showing up on Tuesday, which screwed up my schedule for getting everything rebuilt. Instead of having one go at it, I now have to do it piecemeal, or else wait another week before I can get a few hours of serious time with it.
     
  8. Lunatics

    Lunatics Notebook Evangelist

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    FedEx is truly garbage and I will never use them again to ship anything. Even when my 16L13 came, I had it get delivered to my office and was supposed to sign for it but I was out of the office at the time so they just dropped it off with the girls next door and left. Granted, I appreciate it in a sense because it didn't mean me having to wait and have them come back again when I was there so I could actually sign for it and since it's my workplace I trust it being left with people a little more...but still...A nearly $3k laptop I just bought and they just left it with 2 girls next door who answer our phones and I was no where around for him to confirm that it was going to actually get to me etc. God forbid he went to the wrong office in my building or something and just left it with other people, I don't know. Really not a fan. I had an issue as well when I was trying to ship something to someone and they had trouble delivering it or finding the address or something, so the receiver called them because we saw with the tracking it seemed like issues were going on. She called figured out what the issue was and tried to get everything resolved and they said it would be delivered to her tomorrow. Instead they shipped it from SC, all the way up the east coast back to the FedEx facility in CT where it shipped from, then shipped it all the way back down to where it needed to go. A month later I get a bill in the mail for 40-50 dollars saying I owe them all this money for x and y things with the delivery and gas for the travels etc. On top of that by the time the item got delivered to the person I was sending it to, the package was opened and missing contents from it. I had sent a $10 little cup/shot glass along with a couple other items. I had everything packed up with packing paper fully surrounding the items so they could not move or be damaged or have anything happen to them. When the person got the package it was crushed, ripped up, had been opened and resealed with different tape, i had shipped it in a white box that was now half brown because they ripped all the tape off and ripped up the box, and then left a sticky note on the outside of the package saying what was in it (was supposed to be a surprise for the person) and that one of the items was broken. They removed the "broken" item entirely, all of my paper packaging that was in the box and then delivered this mangled mess to the person. When I tried to file a claim they refused to give me any money back or reimburse me for the item that was broken claiming that "I did not pack the package properly or provide any form of packaging etc inside of the box". I was beyond livid after the ordeal I already went through (took like a month to get this item finally delivered). I was finally able to get them to cancel the charges that they were trying to make me pay for, but they still ruined my shipment, destroyed the packaging and items inside of it, opened the package and went through what was inside and removed one of the "broken" items, tried to charge me an extra 40 something dollars at the end of it, and refused to reimburse me for the things that they destroyed. I will never ship anything through fedex again. Even if I ever have to send my laptop back to HID again or something, I will pay out of pocket to use UPS or USPS or anything but fedex to get my item where it needs to go. They are the EA of shipping companies.
     
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  9. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    My best-worst moment with FedEx came a number of years ago. I ordered a mouse directly from Logitech and happened to be home the day it was supposed to arrive. It never showed up at my house, but the tracking indicated it as having been delivered. Even more peculiar, it said someone signed for it, which was strange because the package was only worth about $50. I called FedEx and was told that the box had been delivered to the Walmart store across town. :confused:

    Anyway, long story shot, after three more calls to FedEx, I ended up going to the Walmart myself. The manager on duty went back to the stockroom, retrieved my package, and handed it to me on the spot (after verifying my identity). We both had a good laugh at FedEx's stupidity and went on our merry ways.

    UPS has been flawless for me. They were extremely helpful when tracking a box that got stolen from my front porch, working with me, Newegg, and my local police on the matter. Heck, even the freaking Post Office has been better than FedEx. I was renewing my passport and had to send my old one to the central office for processing. It was sent certified mail and never showed as having been delivered. I called the USPS, and they put a tracer on it. Not expecting anything for a while, they called me the next day saying that it was in fact delivered safely and profusely apologized for the inconvenience. I was absolutely stunned.
     
  10. tyrandrew

    tyrandrew Notebook Enthusiast

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    These Fedex horror stories are making me pray for the safety of my laptop as it tries to make its way over to Chicago
     
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